Most air conditioning units function by housing a coolant (usually Freon) that air is passed over in order to help bring down the temperature in your house, kind of like placing a fan over a block of ice but much more efficient and stylish. This coolant system is usually housed in coils, just like the back of your fridge. Because of this system, your air conditioning unit may contain a fair amount of moisture depending on its design, not to mention filters, fans, and circuitry to help make sure your home stays cool. Thanks to all these moving pieces, your air conditioning unit may not work at top condition if it is not regularly checked by a professional. While you can help keep your air conditioning unit in peak polar performance by changing the filter in standing units regularly and making sure there are no objects blocking the surrounding area, sometimes air conditioner problems are outside of your control.
If you notice that your standing or window air conditioning unit is leaking more than usual, this may be a sign of a larger problem, as a slow leak can soon lead to your air conditioner becoming nothing more than a glorified fan. This can lead to less-than-stellar summer weather conditions for your entire family. A small leak can be a sign of a larger Freon problem and warrants a visit from the professionals.
In some cases, the Freon coils in the back of your unit may have frozen over, indicating a dirty or obstructed filter. Make sure to check that the ventilation areas for your AC unit are properly cleaned out. If you have an internal air conditioning unit, such as a central air system, make sure any external vents are cleared of debris and aren’t blocked by any summer foliage. Those shrubs look great until they cause your home temperatures to rise drastically. If these steps don’t work, it’s time to call in the experts. In some cases, a malfunctioning thermostat or a faulty filter may be all that needs replacing, and we have the parts to help. In other cases, your AC unit may need some serious TLC, especially if there is an issue within a central air system that needs some exploration to fix. By keeping an eye out for warning signs of AC issues, you can make sure that your AC unit can stave off the heat without breaking the bank this summer.
Here at Chad Love services, we work to catch AC issues before they become a hot problem, and are here to help get your AC up and running again in no time. With on the phone consultation, upfront pricing, and a 24/7 emergency hotline, we’ll help you get back to enjoying your summer, no matter the weather. If you are looking for AC repair services in the Harrisburg, NC area, give us a call!